Art of Eating is passionate, serious, and often well written and photographed. Gastronomica is a bit too erudite for my taste. You can peruse them in Berkeley at The Pasta Shop and Elephant Pharmacy respectively.
If you have an interest in Japanese cuisine you may want to leaf through the quarterly Kateigaho. Principally focused on the broader aspect of "arts & culture", I've always enjoyed their coverage. The appeal, I assume, would be predicated on exactly how much "context" one wants with their cuisine.
It's a grim time now for food magazines, which all seem to have been taken over by their test kitchens and their marketing departments. Gastronomica and Art of Eating occasionally have good things, but aren't exactly food-as-culture.